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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Apr 19 2014 at 8:52 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 20 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 26.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2012
14,500
20.37
Mar 30, 2012
2011
15,100
20.68
Dec 29, 2010
2010
8,830
17.55
Feb 26, 2010
2009
17,500
21.62
Dec 29, 2008
2008
12,400
20.39
Feb 3, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
1965
50,500**
24.00
Dec 22, 1964
1975
50,200
23.82
Mar 18, 1975
1956
50,000**
23.95
Dec 22, 1955
1953 50,000** 23.95 Jan 18, 1953
1972 49,700 23.67 Mar 3, 1972
* Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1953 with segmented periods back to Sep 1911
** Different datum
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Rest of Today: Partly cloudy early in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the late morning and early afternoon. Slight chance of rain late in the afternoon. Highs 54 to 64. West wind up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the evening. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 38 to 48. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 56 to 66. Northeast wind around 10 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 40 to 50. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 55 to 65. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night: Rain showers likely. Lows 39 to 49.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 50 to 60. Lows 39 to 49.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 52 to 62.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 40 to 50.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 55 to 65.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 42 to 52.

Friday: Cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 53 to 63.
Impacts - E19 Information
35.0 FeetThe river is within 2 feet of top of levee. Flooding of roads in the Orick area is possible. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
36.0 FeetThe river is within 1 foot of top of levee. Flooding of some roads in the Orick area is likely. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
37.0 FeetThe river level is at the top of the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. Many roads in the delta area may be flooded and impassable including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
38.0 FeetThe river level will be overtopping the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. The entire delta area from Prairie Creek downstream to the mouth will be inundated. Travel through the area will be severely restricted with numerous road closures, including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action to protect life and property, and move to higher ground as necessary.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Eureka Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.

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